A multi-discipline, multi-stage cycling event, the Breedenet Cape Duo takes place in the Western Cape over three days in October, with participants stating they are eager to return in 2019 to take up the challenge yet again.
This innovative concept, which took stage race cycling to a new level by combining road racing and mountain biking disciplines – saw Team Aluserve/Breedenet of David Garrett and AJ Davids take the overall lead to triumph in the men’s elite category on the final day at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. In the ladies elite event, Team Breedenet of Lehane Oosthuizen and Courteney Webb took the win after four stages, while the men’s master’s category honours went to Team Wolfpack 2’s Graham Coker and Alex Blake.
Cape Duo Founder, Peter Diesel-Reynolds said, “We at the Cape Duo are under no misconception of where we fit into the cycling calendar both time-wise and brand-wise. October is always a big cycling month on the annual calendar – for many obvious reasons. Yet, we are busy carving out a place in between some great events mostly because of the absolute uniqueness of the Duo and the fact that we have been able to present Cape Duo two years in a row without hassle and with a high standard of presentation.”
The 2018 three-day challenge saw cyclists riding in sweltering summer temperatures while enjoying the Boland nature in full bloom.